Michael Fassbender and Kodi Smit-McPhee in Slow West 8:56

Still young and nimble, John Maclean has already had two successful careers. Oddly, neither was in the field that first held his attention. The(...)

Actor Tom Vaughan Lawlor picutred attending The IFTA’s in The Mansion House, Dublin tonight. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Lenny Abrahamson’s psychological-whimsical comedy Frank, Terry McMahon’s mental health drama Patrick’s Day and Stuart Carolan’s TV crime drama Love(...)

Palme d’Or contender: Cate Blanchett in Carol, directed by Todd Haynes

Such is the nature of the news cycle that some editions of the Cannes film festival come to be identified with satellite scandals only obliquely relat(...)

Actors Catherine Deneuve and Emmanuelle Bercot at a photocall for  La Tête Haute (Standing Tall), the opening film of this year’s annual Cannes Film Festival. Photograph: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

The 68th Cannes Film Festival began last night in marginally more low-key fashion than usual. Following criticism of last year’s opening film, Grace o(...)

John C Reilly, Ben Whishaw and Colin Farrell in The Lobster.

Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Lobster, an Irish co-production, is to play in the main competition at the Cannes Film Festival next month. Produced by Element(...)

 Apple chiefs are throwing their weight behind the new unauthorised biography,  Becoming Steve Jobs.

Steve Jobs prized secrecy from his executives and employees during his tenure at Apple. Now his top lieutenants are speaking out – to help shape the l(...)

Kerry Fox and Mark Rylance  in the sexually explicit mainstream film ‘Intimacy’

The Fifty Shades juggernaut rolled into town recently amid a storm of white-hot hype, only to be met with stinging criticism. Chief among the gripe(...)

Irish actor Jack Reynor has won the special jury prize for acting at this year’s Sundance Film Festival for his role in Glasslands.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Jack Reynor, Irish star of Gerard Barrett’s Glassland, has won the special jury prize for acting at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, U(...)

Lost and sound: Carpenter in studio during the recording of Lost Themes

When they go on (and on, and on) about the Movie Brat generation who rocked Hollywood in the 1970s – the likes of Scorsese, Spielberg and Coppola –(...)

Alicia Vikander: ‘I can read 30 or 40 scripts, and to find one character-driven complex part is difficult.’ Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

It is an exciting time to be Alicia Vikander. Poised on the cusp of fame, fortune and everything they entail, the Swedish actor has an impressive e(...)